Half of Lower-Income Americans Report Coronavirus-Related Household Job or Wage Loss

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Many Americans have experienced a household job or wage loss due to the COVID-19 outbreak in the last month and a half as over 26 million people have filed for unemployment. According to a new Pew Research Center survey, lower-income adults are experiencing a greater economic impact than adults with higher income levels, a group that already felt financial pressure before the pandemic claimed the United States. While 43 percent of adults report that they or someone in their household has lost a job or taken a pay cut due to COVID-19, this percentage increases to 52 percent among lower-income adults. 

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WHER Chat: Gender Wage Gap Narrows as Women Acquire Highly Sought-After Skills

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According to a recent report by the Pew Research Center, women are making gains in the workplace as they continue to meet the demand of specific skill sets from employers by gaining more skills and earning higher levels of education. Employers in the United States are commonly pursuing workers with social skills, including the art of negotiation and persuasion, as well as fundamental skills in critical thinking and writing. Female workers who meet these requirements are rising, and these types of jobs also pay more, which is contributing to the narrowing wage gap.  Continue reading

WHER Chat: U.S. Has Highest Rate of Children in Single-Parent Households

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A Pew Research Center report reveals that the United States has the highest rate of children living in single-parent households in the world, according to findings from their recent study that reviewed 130 different countries. Twenty-three percent of children in the U.S. under the age of 18, almost a quarter, live with one parent and no other adults. This is thrice the share of children around the world who live with one parent. 

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More U.S. Adults Have Cohabited with a Partner Than Have Married


A recent Pew Research Center report focused on marriage and cohabitation trends in the United States finds a rise in the share of adults that have lived with an unmarried partner, which now surpasses the share of adults who have been married. As these changes ensue, more Americans believe it is acceptable for unmarried couples to live together, whether or not they plan to get married. The report also reveals differences in relationship satisfaction between cohabiting unmarried partners and their married counterparts. 

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Americans Owe about $1.5 Trillion in Student Loans


According to the Pew Research Center’s data analysis of the Federal Reserve Board’s 2018 Survey of Household Economics and Decisionmaking, Americans owed about $1.5 trillion in student loans in March of this year, which is two times higher than what they owed ten years ago. The increase in student loan debt across the nation is linked to a historically high share of young adults going to college and the rising cost of higher education. 

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2019: Women to Be Majority of College-Educated Workforce


We can expect 2019 to be the year that women are the majority of the college-educated workforce, a significant milestone in gender parity, according to a new report by the Pew Research Center. By the first quarter of this year, 29.5 million women in the labor force had at least a bachelor’s degree, which matches the number of college-educated men in the workforce (29.3 million). 

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Globally, Most Believe Diversity Has Increased in the Past 20 Years


A recent Pew Research Center survey looks at different perspectives across the globe to determine how people believe diversity has changed in the past two decades, and their reception to such change. Of 27 nations surveyed, which home half of the world’s international migrants, most believe that their country has become more diverse at 69 percent.

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Women Excel at Creating ‘Safe, Respectful Workplaces’, Study Finds


A recent study by the Pew Research Center reveals that some believe women in top executive business positions are better than men at creating safe, respectful workplaces, which are important for facilitating a diverse corporate culture. The report reveals that 89 percent of adults state it’s “essential for today’s business leaders to create a safe and respectful workplace, and a greater share believe that women leaders are better equipped to achieve this.

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Happy Father’s Day 2018!


NAWRB wishes you and your family a wonderful Father’s Day this Sunday, June 17th, 2018. The holiday was established in 1966 with President Lyndon Johnson’s proclamation designating the third Sunday in June as Father’s Day. The idea was influenced by a woman named Sonora Dodd in 1909, who wanted to honor her father, a widowed Civil War veteran. In honor of this special day, the Pew Research Center has released interesting facts about the way fatherhood is being redefined in America.

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Do You Post For a Reaction?


Social media has become a staple in our day to day lives. We use Facebook to check our family and friends’ latest status updates, we go on LinkedIn to network for our careers, and we post photos on our Instagram accounts to share the highlights of our lives. Which platforms do you use, and what role do they play in your professional and personal life?

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